My name is Elise Ferdon. This is my 3rd year at KCIA and 8th in teaching. I have previously been a Newcomer EL teacher and EL specialist for grades 4-12; this year I will also be coordinating the middle school’s EL logistics and coaching teachers on best practices to teach English learners of all levels. I graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and a Master’s Degree in Education. I’m licensed to teach grades 1-6 and K-12 English as a Second Language. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, dancing, and taking care of the garden with my husband. I look forward to meeting my new students and the exciting year we have ahead!